What is the density of a sample of a liquid, given that 2.00 feet cubed of the liquid weighs 97.5 pounds?

1 Answer
Sep 9, 2016

Answer:

The density of the liquid is #"12.2 lb/ft"^3#.

Explanation:

The density (#ρ#) of anything is its mass (#m#) divided by its volume (#V#).

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The volume of a cube is

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where #l# is the length of an edge.

#V = l^3 = ("2.00 ft")^3 = "8.00 ft"^3#

#ρ = m/V = "97.5 lb"/("8.00 ft"^3) = "12.2 lb/ft"^3#